Ed Koch Sees Bloomberg’s New York as a Paradise of Racial Harmony

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 19:  Ed Koch speaks at the renaming of the Queensboro Bridge in his honor at The Water Club Restaurant on May 19, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images)
Photo: JP Yim/2011 Getty Images

"There are no racial tensions in town any more. It’s marvelous." — Ed Koch, speaking with the New York Observer's Hunter Walker, gives his take on how the city and its politics have changed under Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Not everyone would agree that's the case.